Grateful Dead Live at Hollywood Palladium on 1971-08-06
1/4 track 7.5 ips. 40-50 feet back, dead center.
- 2 seconds of static during tuning.
- Weather Report Suite tease at the end.
Subject: Great audience recording!
I compared a few parts of the show with the other audience recordings and this one was the winner. One or two of the others had wrong pitch, and Bobby's leads got lost in the mix.
Listening to the whole show now and impressed by how great they're playing.
Subject: My First Dead Show!!!!
Subject: High quality recording. Experience this show.
Subject: LOVE IT!
Subject: Runs fast
Subject: one of the two best AUDs
Subject: One of the best
Subject: Little bit of Love
Great Vibe from the crowed, which added to the great vibe from the band. Worth you time give it a listen.
Lots of great moments which have been highlighted below in the other comments. Enjoy...
Subject: Thank you Bobby...
Solid 1st set. Jerry just won't let up in Hard to Handle, and the audience is really worked up.
The Other One -> Me & My Uncle -> Other One is really something. Very dark and wild TOO, and the jam coming out of Me & My Uncle is beautiful. Drums are on point throughout, and Bobby manages not to flub any lyrics.
Lovelight ends as a barnburner, with Pig screaming his lungs out!
Subject: awesome AUD recording + hard to handle
Subject: Never been a fan of AUDs but this....
Subject: Evan Hunt and the 7 bazillion Stars
All I can say after this is WHOO HOO!!!!!
Evan, why not 7 bazillion stars?
Subject: Suprerfluous Review / Couldn't Resist
Subject: Superb AUD of a Superb Show!
Absolutely my favorite show of all time. I love their sound in this year, and this show in particular, and recordings of this quality, from that era, are rare.
IMO, the Bobby Mc Gee is the best I've heard. Bobby's vocal is very relaxed, and Jerry's solo is AMAZING, every note just caressed. And very different than just a few nights later in Berkley. Bobby Mc Gee may not be a show stopper or smokin' hot, but listen to this one a few times in a row, and you will be all like damn, I love that song!
GET THIS SHOW, SOME HOW, SOME WAY!!
Subject: I'm 61 and this was sooo much fun!
Subject: This IS the best sounding audience EVER
Subject: Thank Bobby!
Subject: Great songs
Subject: enjoying every minute
Subject: to hot to handle
Subject: Incredible show
Surprised the quality of sounds.
Subject: very good
Playin in the band is so very close to perfection.
This is like Skull and Roses minus the editing.
Thank you thank you thank you
Subject: best hard2handle ever, best audience recording also!
best audience recording also
Subject: Thank you
Subject: Garcia's Guitar?
By the way, this is perhaps the best AUD in the collection. The Other One and Me & My Uncle just rock....
Subject: woo woo
Subject: One of my favorites!
Subject: The next best thing to being there
Subject: "Woo Woo" in Casey Jones
Subject: tape city
Subject: My first Dead Concert
Subject: This is The Dead
Subject: Happy 40th birthday
Subject: this one has been reviewed plenty, but ...
New to this one? Hard to Handle is a good place to start. Great show & a fine tape.
Subject: a bit juiced
Subject: And another thing
Subject: Heaven in MP3 Format
The playing as well is lights out. I die every time I hear the Other One > Me & My Uncle > Other One. Two of my absolute favorite Dead songs played phenomenally.
If the feel is right, this is a great place to start someone on the Dead.
Subject: Great Sound Five Star Show
Subject: Early Weather Report noodle?
Subject: One of my favorites....
Subject: man 'o man
Subject: Hard To Handle
This is tooooo good, y'know?
This is so phattening it should be illegal.
One of the most amazing and beautiful AUD's on the block. Hand's down.
Great performance right out of the gate with much hot and heavy energetic phrasing ala Garcia.
GDP shouldn't have wasted so much time and money releasing the "Houseboat Tapes." They should have just released this recording as is in its stead. It would have been fine -- actually, it's better. It has more life than any SBD but it is not inundated with annoying handclaps and such.
Subject: woo hoo
Subject: Why Release it??
Subject: Mother of all audience recordings!
i was getting ready to stream this and i was like "shit, its an aud". but went ahead anyways. WOW. this is the best aud i've ever heard!
too bad hard to handle has to stop. they could groove on that on night and id be happy as a pig in shit.
Subject: This is what you're looking for!
Dick's Picks Volume 35 had these songs: The Other One > Me & My Uncle > The Other One - Deal - Sugar Magnolia - Morning Dew - Turn on your Lovelight
Their Download Series, which you could only get by downloading it from dead.net had these songs: Bertha - Mr. Charlie - Cumberland Blues - Brokedown Palace - Hard to Handle
I'm not sure if you can still download it from there. Anyway, why they would choose to chop up such a great show into pieces and release a little here and there is beyond me. This show is obviously in extremely high demand. I don't know why they don't release the whole thing in one package. Deadheads would eat it up, and it could become among their best-selling shows.
I mean, they only released 12 songs (on 2 different deals) and left out 7 tunes...maybe we'll get the other 7 songs on a third release...doesn't really make too much sense to me.
Subject: smoking show
the sound quality, musicianship and the recording of the overall atmosphere of the venue.
The Other One > Me and My Uncle (smokin')
Brokedown Palace (soft and beautiful)
St Stephen (of course)
Performances like this in the late 60s, early 70s is what really got me into the Dead.
Subject: TOO good to B true
Subject: Burn a CD
Shmenny: right click each file of your choice and "save target" so that they download to your system. Then, use "media player" (or whatever default audio software package you have) to build a CD/burn it. Very simple. You can also add the entire folder (you create) to an ipod, etc.
Subject: Burning CD
i could only wish i coulda been ther to enjoy itt first handd
Subject: from beginning to end
As teenagers, we had so damn much fun, I just can't imagine that the younger crowd at the "secret" Hollywood raves with a DJ playing techno-transBS these days have anywhere near the joy we experienced on Sunset Blvd. that Summer night back in '71. Or the many other nights and days of the Good Old Grateful Dead live!
Download it today, you won't be disappointed!
Subject: 2 audience recordings?? My 3rd show
Anyway, I see 2 auds posted, but aud taping was very rare then, and I saw only the 1 afore mentioned taper guy. Are they really 2 different sources?
There was a SB on cassette floating around about 15 or 20 years ago.
Every time I pass the Palladium, I think of that show. Every time.
Having been to so many of these great shows is one of the few good things about being an "older guy".
To the tapers: Rob & Harv, are you guys still around L.A. or the Bay Area? email me at timsroad at yahoo, and I'll buy you a beer or sumthin!
Subject: Yes, it's true
Subject: If you like Other One-MaMU-Other One
Subject: Phil Zone Hard to Handle
Subject: This is an aud? from 1971?!?!?!?
Subject: another one for h2h
Subject: One for the Books
I don't remember how it was, but this was the first show I came across after performing a simple search for "Casey Jones" or something to that effect (Casey being the only Dead song I really knew at the time).
I scrolled down and read a review about this show that said something to the effect of "you can hear the crowed really take off into the stratosphere during Jerry's solo in 'Hard to Handle.'" I believe those words to remain true to this day. Thanks to this show I have discovered a band that will always have a place in my playlist, my conscience, and my heart. And after explore countless of hours of Dead shows since listening to this one, I can still say that this show is once of my favorites. The energy is great, and it will always have a special place in my heart. Thanks to the guy that taped this sucker in 71,and to the archive, for allowing us to enjoy it all these years later.
Subject: Lots of fun
Subject: This is why 1971 was the defining year
Just having one drummer leaves space for Phil Lesh to play those lovely bass lines. Jerry, Bob, Phil and Bill seem to complement each other perfectly.
I didn't care for the Keith and Donna years much. As good as 1979 to 1983 were, once again the clutter of two drummers just takes away the energy for me.
Hard to handle, Betha and Casey Jones are really nice (despite the person doing the woo woos !)
Subject: One of the Best
I didn't even remember the NRPS playing that night, but it explains my fondness for them when nobody else i know has ever heard of them (and bless satellite radio for playing their best cuts).
As for the taping, it is truly a unique experience, probably due to the mikes being in the middle of a very enthusiastic audience and able to capture much of the dynamic feel (often catching a live clap track in surround sound).
I have many of the GD Dick's Picks and still haven't listened to anything like Jerry's extended solo at the end of Truckin'. It's too bad it cuts off short -- I'm not sure what happened -- but I think I have a program that will tidy it up a little.
Anyway, I haven't even listened to the whole thing yet but had to log in throw in my 2 cents. And best thing -- no flashbacks so far!!!
Subject: This was THE night.
Subject: Good show
Subject: How ironic
I was listening to a stream of this show on Sugarmegs. At the song break between Bertha and playin' you can hear Bobby say something to (I presume) one of the tapers. "you're too close to the microphone. If you want a good recording, you'll need to move back about 40 ft. I wonder if he was talking to whomever made this recording. Just thought it was both ironic and kind of funny.
Subject: on his kness
Subject: Rob Bertrando is THE Man of the 70's
If there is a crown jewel of Bertrando's audience recordings this one is it. Like a fine bottle of red wine.
Standouts: A fantastic Hard to Handle ( note the full on band/crowd swell with Jerry's lead) and the sublime TOO>MAMU>TOO
Solid 71 GD. 5 Star recording.
btw, lol @ kate below - go easy on your melon with those experiments girl and the caps lock.
Subject: MERGING LIVE RECORDINGS TOGETHER
HOW MUCH DO WE LOVE THIS ARCHIVE? THIS SITE IS ANOTHER MIRACLE SET IN MOTION! I HAVE TO MENTION, I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH CONGRESSMAN PATRICK KENNEDY WHO IS ANOTHER DEAR DEADHEAD BRO, AND WE HAVE PARTIED ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASSION! ALL VERY, VERY GOOD! I MENTIONED HOW AMAZED I AM WITH THIS GODSENT ARCHIVE! PRAISES TO ALL WHO PUTTHIS TOGETHER!
I MERGED LIVE SHOW, MAINSTREAM, BERTHA 8-16-71, online, then on my itunes, and then moved into Phil and Friends 4-29-2001, Bertha IN MY ITUNES LIBRARY SO I HAVE EVERYTHING GOING SIMULTANEOUSLY RIGHT NOW! AND I am DIGGIN WHAT I AM HEARING BECAUSE WITHIN ANY VARIOUS KEY, IT'S STILL IN TOTAL HARMONY, AND I AM ALSO PICKING UP SOME VERY NEW SOUND. I GUESS YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SEE FROM MY WRITING, I AM A MUSICIAN AND ARTIST AS WELL. LIVE FROM WEST TISBURY, MA, HELLO ALL. HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING THE SHOW!!!! I AM REALLY LOVING THIS TRUE MIRACLE IN MUSIC TO SEE SUCH AN EXTENSIVE ARCHIVE AND TO BE ABLE TO HEAR IT RIGHT AT OUR FINGERTIPS. NOW THAT'S DEDICATI-ON!
RIGHT NOW I'M LISTENING TO PHIL SAME SHOW, CONVENTION HALL, ASHBURY , NJ, 4-29-2001.
SENDING LOVE AND PEACE YOUR WAY!
Subject: Nothing Left To Say. . .
Subject: duckin' high, duckin' low
Subject: 35th Anniversary
Subject: Fun stuff
Subject: THE BEST
This one is notoriously the "best" audience recording of the early 70s... might be the best Other One of the year, for sure. Mind-melting goodness... check out the audience recording from the night before... you might perhaps prefer the acoustics of that one? These two and the Capitol Theater shows in November are highly recommended audience downloads
Subject: I can taste it
Is this version better than the remaster?
Subject: hell yes
Subject: Early bird gets...
Subject: absolutely top of the line
Subject: Great AUD recording
Recording quality- just dynamite. For AUD sound board or whatever. Just fantastic. All in all a great show. I'm still looking for that quintissential show though. Anyone found it yet? I had it I think but my tape was stolen from my recorder during a party and never seen again. And I just can't remember what show it was. A dead tape stolen? I know - sacrilege.
Subject: This is what rock is about
Subject: Many, many good shows here
Subject: Best show ive heard yet...
Subject: my second favorite show
a good audience tape and some good herb, its the closest ill ever get to a grateful dead concert
Subject: crystal clear cracklin' craziness
Subject: best show ever
Drivin' that train (woo) high on cocaine (woo woo)
Subject: Quality show
Hard to handle smokes
Brokedown is top notch.
WRS is teased 25 seconds into The Other One
Lovelight is as it had to be, epic.
Subject: Must Have Show!
I wish I had been there in person, but thankfully someone recorded this gem for all of us to enjoy.
I don't remember alot from the shows I did see, but I do remember one thing - so many people on ctutches - then when the show started - seeing micophones attatched to those cruthches being held in the air.
Thanks to everyone that made the effort to save these shows for the rest of us.
Subject: I thought I already reviewed this...
Not much else to say here that hasn't been said already. I agree with everybody that this is one of the greatest, if not THE greatest AUD recording ever. Five stars ain't enough, especially when you factor in the year and the performance.
Jerry's solo on Mr. Charlie is an absolute shredder!! This has become one of my favorite discs to listen to. Play it loud and you can truly imagine you were in the audience. I know people say that all the time about a show, but this is the one time nobody will disagree. You need this if you don't have it.
Note added on 6/21/05:
Go here for the "lost" soundboard!!!
Another note added on 12/16/05:
Well, six months later and much has changed. I am glad that GDM changed their minds and let the Archive keep all the AUD's up and running, as well as allowing them to stream the SBD's (many of which can be found elsewhere for quick download, wink wink).
A comment on a review that mentioned the speed on this tape being "too fast". Well, I am sure if you picked up the "Houseboat Tapes" Dick's Picks, you realize how wrong you were. In fact, this AUD source is sooo good, I honestly cannot determine where the AUD stops and SBD starts (see liner notes in your DP CD).
The more I hear this show, the more I feel that this may be the BEST recording of a show ever. I know people throw that phrase around, but I have 1000's of hours on tape & CD, have been to my share of shows since 86 and have listened to pretty much everything out there, as I am a music junky. I am not making this statement lightly. The quality, range of pitch (from bass to cymbals), clarity, etc... + the performance = some of the finest art made by mankind.
I am giving this baby out for Christmas this year.
One more note added March 2006: regarding Hard to Handle, listen carefully folks. In many versions of this song, Bobby (yes, Bobby) takes the first lead, not Jerry. Just FYI.
Subject: I love to eat vegetables....
"best." Well buddy i don't know whether or not you listend to 4-29-71 or whether or not you are smoking something but if you are, I would still like a puff....anyway the Hard to Handle on 4-29-71 is much better than this one, longer jam, better played and with a much better sound.... but still a great show, Right Boss? Right Boss.
Subject: The Star Chamber
Subject: Pigpen Today
Subject: woo woo
Subject: This Is The Real Thing
Subject: Great 71 show
Subject: This show is Hard To Handle....no pun intended....
Subject: The Petition Worked
Subject: Best AUD... great sets
Subject: WRS Prelude
Subject: Hard to Handle buzz kill
Subject: First download here
Subject: This is Bullsh!t
Subject: One of the better live Dead recordings!
August West I agree with you about the band being more concerned with wanting people to buy their music than get it for free.
Their bread and butter took off a little more than 10 years ago.
Subject: WHAT'S GOING ON!
IT WAS FUN WHILE IT LASTED THOUGH!!!
I STILL SAY 5 STARS TO THIS SIGHT!!
I wonder whats going on.
Subject: They Missed 11-1-79 & 5-15-70 sbd's!
Plus 6-8-74, still has a 2nd set sbd!
Subject: can't believe this
Subject: Best Hard to Handle ever
Subject: new SBD....
if anyone would like a SBD of this show (pitch corrected/EQ/hiss reduction, etc)
I have one here in my studio. i'll FTP it or email it, whatever...peace..
this remaster is just not quite on...sorry...not bad though either...
I am setting up an FTP server this afternoon, I hope this won't be a problem for those who have emailed me already. Things are a little swamped here in the studio, but I'll leave my laptop on 24/7. Email me and just let me know what time is good for you, and I'll try and make sure I limit the traffic congestion (at least on my end) at that time so it goes faster for you. Peace....
Subject: ok better sounding show out there
Subject: Superb Start to Finish
Subject: Powerhouse Show
Subject: HARD TO HANDLE!!
Subject: Morning F*in Dew
Subject: Great Aud
Subject: The two sets can each fit on their own CDs
With all these fine reviews, there is little to add, except to point out that the track naming was done in a "safe" fashion, i.e. what would work on all CD burners and all CD-Rs.
However, these days, you should be able to fit the longer SET TWO all on one CD-R, if you use "overburning". Check your CD burners instructions to make sure that it is not a problem with your setup. Make sure that you remove the two-second gap between tracks when using Nero or whatever software you choose. Of course, be sure to use a 700MB, "80 minute" CD-R.
You will need to refer to the text file (a separate small download you can find on this page) to identify which tracks are SET ONE and which are SET TWO.
More than likely, this will work for you, and if not, you are only out a few pennies that CD-Rs cost these days. Give at try - it will allow you to listen to each set without interruption - just as originally played.
Subject: the train was rollin that night
I've never heard an aud that is so delicious, incredible , i usually don't bother with aud's but this is waaay better then any soundboard and truley captures the essence of what a dead show was all about...again you 77 freaks can't argue with this. the train was rollin this night and casey jones, mr charlie, bertha, bobby mcGee and my uncle was on board...chooo fuckin choo.
Congrats to the taper....you blew my mind with this one....it's of scale 10...don't be fooled ..download this show and you will smile front to back i promise..amazin..cheers
after another listen...What a mr charlie!! it flat out rocks..this imho is the ultimate version, it's so freakin tight ..maybe the tighest iv'e ever heard the dead on any tune and this recording is fuckin sick. i'm still grinnin. The energy commimg from the band at this show crackles. Mr bertrando you are the man, i have never heard a recording ..live,album or any official release that matches the feelin you get from listening to this..it's the ultimate dead show ..period!!
Subject: Hard to Handle
Subject: Other one to Me and My Uncle is Unsurpassed
All I really can say is that it is rare on any bootleg that I will WANT to listen to the enitre show start to finish. Usually the triggger happy finger will flip to the BEST part or song like flipping to the money shot in a porno. I have to say through and through this show is amazing to the last note. The highlight though is the Uncle tease in the midst of a completely abstruse Other one jam. It is apparent that Bobby and Jerry know exactly when the crescendo will hit and turn from the elusive Other one to the upbeat cowboy poem of Me and My Uncle.
To hear this go to Me and My Uncle and fast backward for about three seconds with those trigger happy fingers.
Subject: Holy Shit!
Subject: still awesome after all these years!
One of the reviewers wanted to know why it sounded like such an intimate setting; like a neighborhood bar. This was the strongest point of the Palladium. Basically just an open, semi-circular floor without seats. Funny, I even remember the concert was billed in the LA Times as the "Grateful Dead Dance".
Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to survive those days, and may you rest in peace, Jerry.
Subject: WILL MELT YOUR SPEAKERS
p.s. I rarely give 5 stars
Subject: Hot Damn
Subject: Love it...
Nothing can be added to what has been said so far...grab this one, warts and all, and CRANK IT!!!
Sound is actually pretty good considering how old it is and the band is on fire this night!!! Oh, what the hell, (its the 4th after all) Five stars!
Subject: One of the best
I believe some of this show is included on the new Dick's Picks (#35)?
Subject: Where has this been?
A MUST HAVE SHOW! Ignore your preferences for particular eras of DEAD shows--one of the best.
Subject: History of Palladium
This show rocks!!!
Subject: History of Palladium
This show rocks!!!
Subject: recording is amazing
Subject: Are you there?
Subject: It's great, but it has always been way too fast...
Subject: Pigpen Rocks
Subject: Bills Bodacious
I have 26 shows, and some are better audio quality, but this is the first one that made me hoot! hoot!
Subject: Favorite Show
Subject: Favorite Show
Subject: Pigpen's Day
Subject: Pigpen's Day
Subject: Pigpen's Day
Subject: Brokedown My Heart
Subject: yes yes
Subject: SHED A TEAR!!!
Subject: I was there 34 years ago...
This show changed all that, big time. An utterly incendiary performance that seemd to channel all the forces in the universe simultaneously. It was at once ecstatic, sinister, joyful, dark, and simply bursting with a sense of possibility and freedom. It had a profound trasformational effect on me personally, and was perhaps the catalyst that enabled me to break free from the strictures of my straight-laced Mormon upbringing and to pursue *MY* notions of a self-actualized life....
I digress. Yes, the "Hard to Handle" may be the best ever, but the whole second set was just unfuckingbelieveable. I've lost the reel-to-reel I played to death through the '70s, so this download is a godsend. THANKS!
Subject: Nothin more to add....but
Subject: Nothin more to add....but
Subject: Sounds great!!
Subject: incredible AUD
Subject: TOP 10
Cumberland and Playin are great Mr Charlie one of the best but the Truckin>Other One>Me and My Uncle>Other One give you a taste of whats to come the following spring in Europe and is now one my personal favorites being a huge other one fan.
If you look at some of the comments folks have made abt not liking audiences and the like how can you not enjoy being neck deep in this sea of psychedilia. This performance is off the charts!!! Enjoy brothers and sisters and if you are looking for a love in the afternoon tape just play this over and over...
Subject: liquid eye drop
the finest hard to handle ???? maybe !! its mine .. thank you dead heads who put all this fine stuff up here .. i saw the dead 50 plus times from 72-76 and that's it .. i hail from the brooklyn crowd
and sadly i was so wasted i remember very little of any show ..so thank god for this gift here .. of note the boys were never happy about tapers way back then ...........
i am sure there are dozens of fine pre midi shows ..
this one is a top 5 for me ... oh oh here comes a uncle / other one sandwhich ......
do not leave this site until you down load this gem
Subject: You can feel it!!!
Jerry's outro of the lead in Handle is phenom...you can just hear the crowd go nuts when Jerry's knees hit the floor.
We can actually picture this in our collective minds easily 'cause of the best AUD...and audience ever!!!!
Thank the Lord for the Archive!!!
Subject: Batting Average = 100%
Loser smokes! Brokedown is gritty, and HTH is another gutpunch! Dew is the glory here. Nice and worked out.
Subject: Oh my good Lord!
Great show on so many different levels. Simply outstanding!
Subject: Yeah, What they said...
Pick this one up.
Subject: Holy F**CK
Subject: No Way !!!!!
Subject: Still Shaking...
From the Bertha straight to the Lovelight, there is not a bland moment in any song. I agree that it is unbelievable how amazing the sound quality is, which is all the more reason to get this classic show.
Subject: Fire it up
Subject: NRPS available too...
Subject: Woo woo
Listen carefully for Bobby's short Weather Report tease when they go back into the Other One after Uncle.
My only knock of this show is the "woo woo" guy who won't stop wooing all through the show, especially during Casey Jones where he woo woos at the end of every single line Jerry sings. It's stuff like that that makes me prefer soundboards. I'm all for enthusiasm, just not too close to the taper's mics.
Subject: Hard To Handle....
Subject: hollywood heat wave
Subject: Best AUD tape ever?!?!?!?!?!?!
Anyway, the performance also is excellent. 1st set decent, but just a warm-up for the 2nd. The Truckin>Drums>Other One>M&MU>Other One is transportative as hell and must have been a blast to see in person...but the recording is so good that if you put it on a good stereo system and cranked it, it would be just like being there. Get it at all costs.
Subject: Essential Rock'n'Roll!
Also check out the New Riders set from the same date, which is also available in the Archive, pretty hot either.
Subject: Top Ten!!
Dr. Flashback ;-)
Subject: Hard to Handle
and i really can't say anything about this show without mentioning the absolute monster of a "Hard to Handle"...from the opening notes accompanied by the audience stomping out the beat with Billy, to Pig setting Jerry loose with a request to 'play yo' guitar'...to some of the absolute sweetest riffs i've ever heard make their way into this tune, this is the Gratefuld Dead sonic beasty snorting fire and brimstone at its very level best
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